It’s “Fighting Season” again in Afghanistan. Or so I now hear from official commentators and others. Hostilities cease during the harsh weather of this mountainous country only to resume again when the snow melts and the winds die down.
We’ve adapted the four seasons system to apply to many human endeavors including sports and hunting. Now we use it for organized slaughter. Or at least some of us do.
The problem is this hack metaphor now substitutes for actual observation. People who want to seem intelligent pass the phrase along to show off. They re-enforce one another until image replaces understanding life on the ground. When thinking stops, routines continue unquestioned.
War: as natural as inevitable as welcome as a spring rain.